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Having a pet, a cat, or a dog is an amazing experience – they become your best friend, that stay with you even during the hardest times. But owning a pet has some drawbacks.
Going on a vacation can be a huge problem – you need to find someone to take care of your pet – to feed them, clean the litter box, or take it to the walk, in case you own a dog. Of course, vacations are not only problematic situations. It also can be inconvenient when it comes to working schedule, or your pet could be waking you up at 4 am every single morning asking for food regardless of your desperate need for a chunk of decent sleep.
That’s why you should consider purchasing an automatic pet feeder, even if it looks like a silly item to you ( I’m saying this because it looked silly to me ). In this article, we’re going to introduce you the best automatic pet feeders – whether you have a cat or a large dog. Take a look and decide on your own.
Note: It’s important to note, that all of these pet feeders work with dry food only, so have that in mind before making any purchase.
We’ll start this list with Amazon’s Choice for automatic pet feeder and the best-seller in the category. It’s a highly-rated and powerful pet feeder and food dispenser which works best for cats and small to medium-sized dogs. It enables you to schedule up to 12 meals per day of 1/8 – 4 cups per meal and works with most kibbles of 3/4 inches in diameter. Also, it has a smart slow feed option for pets that eat quickly – you can set it up to dispense meals larger than 1/8 cup over 15 minutes. There is another smart feature – it’s designed to keep your pet from taking food before schedule.
It uses 4 D batteries, which are not included in the package.
Overall, it’s a great product for the money that works exactly as advertised. If you ask me, I wouldn’t hesitate.
Another advanced yet affordable pet feeder, suitable even for large dogs is manufactured by Athorbot. It comes with a whole bunch of features. You can set it up to serve up to four meals a day, plus you can fully control the portion size that prevents your pet from overeating.
When it comes to overeating the top cover is designed in a way that your pet can’t claw out more food, and the food dispenser won’t operate if there is still food in a bowl. We must mention that the food size must not exceed 0.39×0.39 inches. Also, this pet feeder will give you the possibility to record the voice message which will call your pet every time the meal is served.
It’s one of the larger pet feeders on the market since its capacity is 28 cups of food. It requires 3 D batteries which are not included in the package and comes with a power cord adaptor. It’s very easy to set it up and use it. The only consideration we could think of is that the lid is clear, which can attract your pet’s attention, especially if you own a cat.View on Amazon
Although it contains just the word “cat” in its name, this pet feeder is suitable for cats as well as for dogs. It’s a bit pricier than the previous two pet feeders, but it’s feature richer, also. You can easily program up to 15 meals, and 1-50 portions per meal, in short, enables you to make an individual schedule for your pet, which best suits its needs. Besides, it enables you to feed your pet anytime from anywhere using your Smartphone. The important thing you should have in mind is that your home WiFi network needs to be 2.4GHz frequency for this pet feeder to work.
Just like the previous one WOPET pet feeder enables you to record the voice message which will be calling your pet whenever the food is dispensed. Another very useful feature is the low food sensor which alerts you via Smartphone whenever the food level is low.
It uses 3 D batteries which you need to purchase separately, and comes with a power cord. It’s recommended to install the batteries since they are used as a backup source of energy in case of the electric power outage.
Overall it’s a great product and we must admit our favorite one since it presents a great balance of features and price.View on Amazon
Having in mind all the features we’ve already mentioned reviewing the previous items, this pet feeder is another reliable product offering classic features, common to the other products in the category. It enables you to set up 4 meals in 24-hour period, and 1-39 portions per meal. The size of the portion is about 10-12 grams. It comes with an advanced system that prevents food blockage but, same as for the Athorbot Automatic Pet Feeder the food size must not exceed 0.39×0.39 inches although it can be of various shapes. Also, like the few other pet feeders on this list, it enables you to record the voice message, which will be played whenever the food is served to the pet.
It uses 3 D batteries which are not included in the package or a USB cable. It’s really easy to use, and reliable, like we already said in the intro. We highly recommend it.View on Amazon
At the end of the article, we’ve left another Amazon’s choice, but this time for dog water dispenser. Also, it’s the most affordable pet feeder on the list which comes as a 2-in-1 bundle. Simply said it comes as a set of two items – simple food and water dispensers with 12 pounds of capacity which uses gravity to check food and water levels and dispense them if needed. Both the waterer and feeder base are made of PP and the body is made of PET.
It’s pretty straightforward, easy to use, and clean, which does what it says. Compared to other pet feeders in this article, it may seem like it lacks features, but considering the price and the fact that you’ll keep your pet supplied with enough food and water, we must say it’s worth the money.View on Amazon
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